My favourite natural and organic skincare line that’s Canadian just got a makeover!
MaxEffects Naturals is now Refresh Botanicals! And you can find them in 120 stores across Canada now too!

Take a look at the pretty, white, clean packaging!

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Refresh Botanicals Skincare

Refresh Botanicals  uses the highest quality of botanical ingredients. The entire line is based off of two key ingredients and each product in the line contains them. Cucumber extract is the first one, and it’s high in antioxidants and Vitamin C. It eliminates the signs of dullness, soothes and cools skin that is irritated.
Cornflower Extract soothes and calms, and is perfect for sensitive skin as well. The products also include other effective skin care ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Watermelon Extract, Apple Fruit Extract, Lentil, Sweet Almond to moisturize and protect the skin barrier. All products are gluten-free, animal by-product free, petroleum free, paraben free and artificial fragrance free. Each bottle features a one-handed pump top on the liquids and airless pumps on the creams to retain product efficacy. RIGHT? Second time today a Canadian, Organic skincare line has an airless delivery system. HEAR THAT Chanel? And Dior? If they can do it, you know you can too…

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Refresh Botanicals

I can’t get enough of the beautiful new packaging! It’s so clean and bright! And happy! I love it.

Refresh Botanicals Foaming Facial Cleanser is made for all skin types and is a really gentle cleanser that balances your skin. It actually contains coconut oil which pulls and binds to toxins and dirt without stripping moisture. It doesn’t foam up a lot and feels slippery in texture, and it does have a slight cucumber scent which I enjoy. It’s refreshing and leaves my skin clean! Marky has super sensitive skin, and this is her favourite cleanser. I’ll have to make sure I send some to her in California!

Refresh Botanicals Facial Toner contains watermelon, apple, lentil and fruit extracts to tone and brighten your face, while also closing up pores. It’s free from any alcohols which is what I look for in a toner. I find it really soothing and not drying at all. This is one of my favourite toners I’ve ever tried.

Refresh Botanicals Daily Facial Moisturizer is enriched with natural oils like Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil. It’s super hydrating and soothing at the same time. It makes a great base for makeup too!

Refresh Botanicals BB Cream improves your skin tone, hydrates, and protects your skin from premature aging. It’s a thicker BB Cream that gives a kiss of colour to your face and evens out skin tone. If you have a lot of issues and spots, you’ll need a concealer as well which is true for most BB Creams anyways. It’s an option for those looking for something more natural to use. I can’t think of another mostly natural/organic BB Cream in the Canadian market right now, except for this one!

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Refresh Botanicals Eye + Face Makeup Remover and Night Restore Complex

Refresh Botanicals Eye + Face Makeup Remover is STILL the most awesome 2-in-1 makeup remover I’ve ever met. EVER. It’s my Holy Grail makeup remover. Hands down beats ALL micellar cleansers on the market in my opinion. Cucumber extract lifts dead skin and removes makeup without any irritation, plus it’s cooling and calms the skin. The cornflower water gets rid of dull skin and helps fight eye and skin irritation too. And it can also help lessen the appearance of dark circles and age spots as well! It takes off ALL of my makeup, eye makeup, and even waterproof makeup too. And it never stings or irritates my face or my eyes. I can’t LIVE without this stuff! And the press down pump delivery system? Love it. No wasting of product ever!

Refresh Botanicals Night Restore Complex contains Olive Leaf Extract and Algae Extract to help revitalize your skin and reveal more glowing skin. If you want to wake up to glowing, healthy, smooth skin every morning, then you gotta try it.

If you’re looking for a great, Canadian Natural and Organic Skincare line, then you gotta try Refresh Botanicals. It’s my favourite! You can order them online at http://refreshbotanicals.com, or like I said at the beginning-you can now find them at over 120 stores across Canada!

I love that Canada has so many great organic and natural skincare options now. This one is near and dear to my heart, as I’ve been using it ever since it came on the scene. It makes me extremely happy that they are growing and doing so well! Congrats Refresh Botanicals! Now how’s about a facial mask? I’d LOVE one from you! 😀

*products sent by the lovely PR for review, thoughts are mine as always! 😀

Did you know that 74% of Canadian women have dark spots and uneven skin tone? It’s a curse I tell ya. I think a lot of us up north get lazy with sunscreen use, especially in the winter. And then when spring and summer hit [emoji sun with face] , we’re just SO DARN EXCITED about the warmth and the light, that we spend as much time as possible outdoors to enjoy it! And I bet most of us don’t reapply sunscreen when we’re out for long periods of time. I know, it’s a pain to have to re-apply.

BUT the thing is, one day…say in your 40s… you’ll wake up and see a spot that wasn’t there the day before. Swear to god that’s what happens. And then that one spot will all of a sudden have a buddy a month later. And then another…you get the idea. SIGH.

But fear not my spotty fellow Canadian friends! And any other spotty friends from other countries, because I realize that we aren’t the only cursed ones! Vichy ProEVEN is here to help you fade those pesky spots, discolourations, dark circles and get back your smooth, even skin!

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Vichy ProEven

The first step(and my favourite!) is the Vichy ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam.

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Vichy ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam

It’s a gentle yet effective triple-action foaming cleanser. It gently exfoliates, purifies and brightens the skin tone. It’s the perfect way to start your ProEven routine, because it exfoliates ever so gently with LHA. There’s no scrubby beads that can irritate sensitive skin. With Ceramide Bright and Vitamin C, skin gets brighter and smoother every day. You need like a pin drop amount of it I swear, because WOW does it ever foam up! And it’s a nice, creamy foam-just the way I like my cleansers. I know, I should use a cream cleaser since I have drier skin, but I kind of hate them. I prefer foamy cleansers-sue me. Vichy ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam works really well with your Clarisonic too. It’s never, ever drying or moisture stripping either, and I’ve been using it pretty much all winter when my skin is extra parched. It’s my favourite cleanser right now and honestly, I don’t think I’ve even used up 1/3 of it haha! It smells good too!

Vichy ProEVEN Daily Eye Corrector Dark Circles and Spots is the first treatment by Vichy that targets every cause of dark circles you can think of. Like ALL of them. Age, lack of sleep, and even anemia like me!

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Vichy ProEVEN Daily Eye Corrector Dark Circles and Spots

It also has Ceramide Bright, caffeine to help depuff, and Vitamin B3 that helps to brighten dark circles and spots. Right after you apply it, you’ll notice your under eye area will look brighter and fresher. But after 4 weeks, Vichy says you’ll notice that dark circles and spots will be lighter. For me it took longer than that-pretty much 8 weeks before I noticed a tiny bit of lightening. I’m still using it and hoping things will keep getting brighter! It’s nicely moisturizing and I like that at least. No dreaded under eye milia too, so that’s a bonus for me.

Vichy ProEVEN Dark Spot Corrector is also enriched with their Ceramide Bright and this is the last step.

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Vichy ProEVEN Dark Spot Corrector

There’s exfoliating LHA and Vitamin C in there as well. Vichy ProEVEN Dark Spot Corrector works on ALL the surface layers of the skin to lighten skin discolourations. Over the past couple of months, I’ve noticed that my skin tone is more even and brighter! I really enjoy this cream, as you can combine it with other serums as well. Personally, I like to use the Vichy LiftActiv Serum and a hydrating serum cocktail first, then the Vichy ProEVEN Dark Spot Corrector, and then another moisturizer to seal in all the goodness. No breakouts at all, and my skin loves the gentle LHA exfoliation. This is a good cream to try if your skin doesn’t get along with glycolic acid or retinols like mine.

Twice a day is best for optimal results with the Vichy ProEVEN products, Highly recommend the cleanser! The eye cream is ok, but I haven’t noticed anything spectacular while using it to be honest. I personally, really need an eye cream to target crow’s feet at this point in my life-but that’s me. It may work wonders for you, especially if you’re younger than I am(and let’s be real-EVERYONE is younger than I am haha). The Dark Spot Corrector works really well with other products, so for someone like me that’s a skincare junkie, I appreciate that a lot. I can use other products in my skincare arsenal at the same time without worrying. Do you really need all three products? No, not really. But if you’re serious about doing something about fading those pesky spots, then why not? What have you got to lose? THEM PESKY SPOTS IS WHAT.

Oh, and by the way? DON’T FORGET TO USE SUNSCREEN when you’re using Vichy ProEVEN! You need to protect your skin from getting any more spots and not hinder the evening and brightening process, right? RIGHT.

You can find the Vichy ProEVEN products wherever Vichy is sold in Canada, like Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall Drugs, and London Drugs too!

*products sent by the lovely PR, but as always, thoughts are mine because SERIOUSLY. My crazy is MINE and why would I let someone else ruin it?  [emoji white smiling face]